Monday, August 22, 2016

TV Land's 'The Jim Gaffigan Show' to End After 2 Seasons

TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show aired its second season finale last night. And now, executive producer and star Jim Gaffigan has gone on Twitter to announce that he and his wife, Jeannie, have decided to end the series.

Gaffigan wrote: "After months of discussion, Jeannie and I have decided to make Season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show the final season. We realize this may surprise some and we don't make this decision lightly. It is hard to say goodbye to this highly personal passion project, which we have nurtured and poured our hearts into for over five years. Jeannie and I are grateful that TV Land allowed us to do this show about our lives the way we wanted. It was empowering, exhilarating and exhausting. As many of you know, all the episodes this season were written by Jeannie and me. Jeannie was the showrunner and I acted in virtually every scene. In one way, it was a perfect scenario. We worked with an amazing cast and crew, learned tons and laughed so much. However, the time commitment to make the quality of show we wanted was taking us away from our most important project, our five children. We are truly grateful for all the support friends on social media and television critics have given The Jim Gaffigan Show. Jeannie and I are excited to move forward with other creative pursuits."

TV Land has also released a statement about the show today: "We are really proud of The Jim Gaffigan Show and the amazing comedy that Jim, Jeannie, the cast, the creative team and JAX Media have made for us. After two great seasons, we have mutually agreed to not move forward with season three of the series. We have an incredible amount of respect for everyone involved, and are grateful to them for bringing their passion and dedication to The Jim Gaffigan Show."

The autobiographic series starred Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black and Adam Goldberg.

Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan served as executive producers on the series with Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Alex Murray and Sandy Wernick. TV Land Original Productions, Sony Pictures Television, JAX Media, Fedora Entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners produced.